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Why Every Business Needs Pest Control

Do you own a restaurant, a store, or an office building? When cockroaches, rodents, flies, and other illness-spreading pests plague your business, they do more than scare customers away, they can lead to failed health inspections and a closure of a business.

There are many subtle ways a business can benefit from ongoing commercial pest control. Here are few examples:

Customer Retention 

There are many ways pests can impact your customers. For instance, if a cockroach runs across a table in a retail store, the customer will likely scream and leave. When bed bugs are found in a daycare, parents are going to be quick to take their children out. But some pest issues are subtle. If you have birds nesting on your ledges and leaving droppings on your property, it could be enough to drive some customers away.

Fewer Bad Reviews 

We live in an age of instant reviews, such as Yelp, Google and Facebook. If pests don’t drive customers away, they can still affect your business negatively. And no business benefits from bad reviews.

Employee Morale 

Many business owners don’t realize the impact pests can have on employee morale. Whether you run a small boutique, manage a bank or work in a government office, pests can affect your staff negatively. When employees are happy, they work harder. And when they work hard, they are more productive and you make more money.

LEED Certification 

If your business is working toward LEED certification, you’ll benefit from hiring a commercial pest control company, such as Alexandria Pest Services.

Even if your business doesn’t produce, transport, store, sell, or prepare food, you can still have issues with illness-spreading pests in your break room. And that can lead to an increase in employee absenteeism.

Every business should have a pest control plan. Bugs and wildlife cause many subtle issues beyond the ones listed in this article. If you have questions about how pests can affect your business, or you’d like to set up service, contact Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 and ask about our commercial pest control services.